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On-Demand Computing with Altair’s PBS Works

Tapping into private and public high performance computing systems

Network computing was much simpler in the ‘90s, when most computers—desktops, laptops, and servers—came with single-core processors. In general, each node—usually identified as a single physical box in the network—came with a single computing core. Now, with multi-core processors becoming the norm in the consumer market as well as professional market, a single node could comprise as many as 12 computing cores.

Click here to read more, and to hear the podcast with Bill Nitzberg, CTI, PBS Works.

About PBS Works
PBS Works™ is a suite of on-demand grid-computing technologies that allows enterprises to maximize ROI on computing infrastructure assets. PBS Works is the most widely implemented software environment for grid, cloud, cluster and on-demand computing worldwide. The suite’s flagship product, PBS Professional®, provides a flexible, on-demand computing environment that allows enterprises to easily share distributed computing resources to create and sustain competitive advantages – whether shortened time to market or improved product quality. Leveraging a revolutionary “pay-for-use” unit-based business model, PBS Works delivers increased value and flexibility over conventional software-licensing models. Visit to learn more about how PBS Works makes high-performance computing faster, smarter and more productive.

About Altair
Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the value of business and engineering information. Privately held, with more than 1,300 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 25-year-plus track record for product design and development, engineering software, advanced computing technologies and enterprise analytics, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit

Bill Nitzberg
Altair Engineering

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